27 Apr 2012

Guidelines on Corporal Punishment Released

The Ministry for Women and Child Development has recently released guidelines on corporal punishment in schools. These have been drafted by a committee constituted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The committee held several consultations for drafting the guidelines. The draft was considered by the Commission and finalized thereafter. The document ‘Eliminating Corporal Punishment in Schools’, was released by the Minister for Women and Child Development on the occasion of the Foundation Day of NCPCR on 05.03.2012 at New Delhi after consulting and obtaining concurrence of Department of School Education and Literacy. The document covers perceptions about corporal punishment, long term consequences of corporal punishment, and guidelines for affirmative action in schools for the positive development of children. 

This was stated by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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